Roland Emmerich Reveals Plans for 'Stargate' Reboot and Trilogy

Roland Emmerich Reveals Plans for 'Stargate' Reboot and Trilogy

Sep 06, 2013

Stargate portalStargate wasn’t a huge hit back in 1994, but the sci-fi series that blended futuristic societies and Egyptian culture did spawn an entire cottage industry of spin-off series that aired on networks like Syfy. However, that wasn’t Roland Emmerich’s original vision for the franchise. The director originally wanted to turn Stargate into a film trilogy.

That didn’t come to pass back in the middle years of the Clinton administration, but it could now – because Emmerich is ready to reboot Stargate with the idea of turning it into the trilogy he always envisioned.

Why a reboot? Emmerich explains that too much time has passed since the original film, the actors are older and wouldn’t look right reprising their parts. He explains the rest of the situation in detail:

“I originally wanted to make it a trilogy. Now, after all this time, I couldn't do a trilogy anymore. Because the actors look totally different. That would not work. We are talking... we went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to do a sequel, but as a reboot. We want to reboot it as a movie, and then do three parts. And that's what we're doing right now. Pretty soon, we are going to have to look for a writer and star."

As MovieWeb points out, it’s not clear whether or not Emmerich will write or direct this reboot, but at the very least, he’ll be around in a producer capacity and his original ideas should feature heavily into the finished projects.

The real question is, does anyone really want a Stargate reboot in the first place? It’s been a long time since that film was in the theaters, so it might be a tough sell with modern audiences. 

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